marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Trappist. Pours near black with a rich tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a smooth fairly light hot pepper finish. Very tasty.
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours opaque black with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, spices, plums, dates, and light woody notes. Flavor is dry roast malts, spices, light earthy and chocolate bitterness, and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish with some lingering pepper spiciness. Medium body and low carbonation.
JHeath99 (782) - - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with very minimal head. Aroma of spices and a campfire. Taste of smoked meats and roasted goodness.
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Pours dark brown. Lots of chocolate and roast in the nose. Hardly. Noticed any habanero which is good. Nice drinkable beer.
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, small brown head. Not how I expected this one to look! Spicy chocolate aroma, Roasty chocolate flavor with light habanero bite. A bit thin.
junon (408) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Packed full of flavour. Bitter chocolate with a pleasant spicy bite. Pretty balanced. Only area this falls short is with aroma. Tight. Can’t get much of anything.
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Toffee and spice aroma. Spice and toffee/caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Spice and chilis linger with toffee/caramel and earthiness.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Black with a creamy light brown head. Dark chocolate, amber incense, and chili pepper aroma and taste with a roasted grain, smokey, and chili pepper heat to the finish. Thick creamy palate. Nice.
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
European porter with a touch of chili. Chili is not too hot, just the right amount but still covers up just about everything else.
Paz (71) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap- Dark pour with a nice tan head..Nose is nice roast, dark chocolate, spices, hop spice..Taste is chocolate, nice roast, bold bitter and dry palate, heat sneaks up the rear after it warms a tad..Mikkeller always has nice pepper beers